FortyCloud, a pioneer in network Security-as-a-Service for the cloud, today introduced its offering that breaks new ground by enabling companies to make their public cloud — private. FortyCloud is the only vendor to uniquely combine software defined networking (SDN) and software defined security (SDS) technologies. In doing so, the FortyCloud Solution isolates and interconnects cloud deployments using a distinct “overlay network.” By harnessing FortyCloud’s overlay network, an organization is now able to build and control its own secure, flexible, and scalable virtual private cloud network over any, or over multiple, cloud infrastructure platforms (i.e.: Amazon, Rackspace, Google) as well as data centers.
According to a 451 Research report, there are a number of concerns that companies face in migrating to the cloud. Notably, 69% of respondents named security as the number one concern, overshadowing their concerns over all the other cloud migration issues.
By 2017, the public cloud market overall will grow 18.5% to $131 billion, with IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) being one of the fastest growing parts of public cloud services, according to Gartner. FortyCloud was designed to help companies, which have already migrated or are planning to migrate to the cloud, greatly improve their ability to:
- fortify their security beyond what their cloud vendor provides,
- integrate identity with their cloud solution,
- reduce operating costs through simplifying and automating security configurations, and
- improve business agility by leveraging multi-cloud deployments that include multiple data centers and even different cloud providers.